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ablation therapy

See Ablation–cardiology.
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Patient discussion about ablation therapy

Q. SVT and AF, Hearts that go fast to slow or any others probs with the beats of any kind and Ablation of hearts I have had Ablation done once and I am still having passing out spells and still on 50mg toprol 2 times a day till two days ago, now I am on 150 to 200 aday again. Its not the first time I have had to up meds. I had ablation down 4/22/05. I can breath better now but but it didnt take it away as you can tell. Now Dr Leonardie would like to do it again . This is the big ????! Will it or can it work 100% this time, or will it hit and miss some again???? MTT

A. Well I can understand the frustration of having to go through this procedure yet another time. There are no guarantees in medicine. You should follow your doctor's advice, as another proceudre might be more helpful than the last one. However you should keep in mind that nothing is for sure.

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The benefit of ablation therapy in patients with initial paroxysmal AF (N.
Since radiofrequency energy cannot be delivered to the blood vessel zone far from the electrode, the electrode should be positioned at the end of the site to be closed during radiofrequency ablation therapy for varicose vein.
In addition to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, newer therapies such as immunotherapy [2], new generation drug treatments [3], and targeted photothermal ablation therapy [4] have been investigated for treatment of melanoma.
Hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after percutaneous ablation therapy: helical CT patterns.
Follow-up imaging is required and typically involves a CT scan after one month to assess the technical success of the ablation therapy. If tumour ablation appears complete at this time then follow-up scans at six months and then annually are performed.
The Prolia brand of denosumab has been approved as a treatment for bone loss in people receiving hormone ablation therapy for prostate or breast cancer, according to a statement from Amgen, the manufacturer.
The patient has since undergone radioactive iodine ablation therapy.
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Eight patients had undergone radiotherapy within six weeks post operation whereas four cases had radio ablation therapy and one had defaulted treatment post operation and one patient passed away before any other treatment.